Dedication to Sara ~ a project that comes straight from the heart

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Dedication to Sara

We lost our 15-year-old daughter, Sara, in a car accident on July 13th 2005. Our lives were turned upside down in an instant. Our family of four returned to a family of three & our loss could not have been more penetrating. We lost the peace, the hope, the joy we had come to know. In our search for some sense of reality, we turned to the one constant in our lives...

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.      ~ Rachel Carson

In our “new life”, we find we have a need to be out-of-doors more than ever. We feel closer to Sara there. We hold dear to the memories & all the special moments our family has had together outside... searching for sanddollars, picking berries, pressing fall-colored leaves, collecting heart rocks, digging toes in the sand, scrambling over rocks to mountaintops, watching a meteor shower, riding the ocean waves, kayak paddling against the tide, swimming with sea turtles, skiing through chilling winds, catching snowflakes on our tongues, camping alone on an island, waking to the sounds of a blow hole, scuba diving in total darkness. If we can help someone else to find even one such special moment in their life, it will have been well worth it.

Both our daughters treasured their Outing Club experiences at Wiscasset High School. We dedicate our efforts in developing this Teens To Trails initiative to Sara and all those special people who care enough to help teens connect with their natural surroundings.        ~ Carol & Bob Leone

Sara has inspired a scholarship to send two Maine teens to camp. LEARN MORE.

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